Estimated Prophets

Card from the Rider–Waite tarot deck (1909, public domain)

Gluttons for news, culture and politics don’t have to be Robert K. Merton in order to learn alot these days about the limitations and uncertainties of public policy. From (potentially) fresh Twitter owner-operator Elon Musk to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, examples of unforeseen consequences from the deliberate actions of even the most rich and powerful ought to curb even the most jaded media influencers’ desires to shape our common future.

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